July 11th, 1996, I became a mother to one of the most beautiful baby girls in the world. She is a wonderful,christian, loving, sweet, compassionate and beautiful daughter. She was an awesome baby and is an awesome teenager!! I know that I have 3 very short years until she is 18.. 18!!!! OH be still my heart… She decided she just wanted a family party because next year she is wanting a massive Sweet 16 birthday party ! She invited her Gran to come and stay for a few nights and she had her best friend Kianna stay all night too.I am thinking luau themed party for her 16th will be fun!!!
Category Archives: fun
~Vacation Bible School Fun~
We have such a busy week this week!! My friend Lori and I committed to planning VBS, and then we decided to adopt! Who would have thought the process would have taken 7 weeks from HSTK to get her!! Well it did…so directing VBS with Mia has added a little challenge…but with a challenge this cute, it doesnt matter!!:)
This morning Mia had her foster parents album out and was looking at it. She looks at it everyday! She always kisses her Omma and Appa. She loves looking at her album and showing us how cute she is!
We are so thankful for the fabulous job Mia’s foster family did with her. They have showed her such love that has helped so much with her transition and her outgoing personality!
What a great week!! Mia is still doing fabulous. She is bonding with the boys alot more! We had a picnic to invite friends over to meet little Mia. It was great fun! More mommy-omma!!
~Second meeting with Mia Grace~
Today was a little harder with our meeting with Mia, her foster father was there and they are extremely close. He said she is very smart and she was emotional today because she knows something is about to happen.:(
This is Kenny sitting on the floor waiting patiently for Mia to walk in..he even had the Pororo plane on his lap. Of course, she didnt warm right up to us today. We weren’t in her home and was a little leery at first. She immediatly chose another toy!
All my close friends know my favorite bracelet, the Menagerie bracelet by Lia Sophia. Guess who LOVED it…yes you got it Mia. She wearing and letting the menagerie of charms and chains cling all around. I knew there was a reason for that ‘camp’ word and the reason I loved that bracelet!!
She finally warmed up to her Appa…
It was time to go and she came over to hug us goodbye!!
Happy Birthday to my little Pauly!!!
My little kindergarten graduation!!! I am so proud of my little guy. He is his dad’s little shadow…from the time he comes home from work until it is bedtime. He follows his dad around everywhere!!! He is so excited to be 6 years old. I cant believe how blessed we are with this incredible little boy.
Please say a little prayer for my little guy, he is having a little anxiety over the upcoming arrival of his new little sister. He is very anxious and doesnt want me to leave his side. He is rather nervous and is more emotional. I love you Paul!!!
"A Young Girl After God’s Own Heart’ Co-op Bible Class
I had the honor of teaching our high school girls bible class this year at our homeschool co-op. Today was our last day, and it was bittersweet. I have learned so much about all these girls. They are beautiful and love the Lord so much. I am blown away that this generation of young girls can be so mature in wanting to know about God’s word and being so aware of his infinite grace.
Trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s House:)
Our family recently traveled to Ft. Worth, Texas to visit Kenny’s parents and his grandma “Grandma French Fry”. We spent 7 days and had such a wonderful visit!!!
Below is a great 4 generation picture. Uncle Nathan is always so good with my kids and they adore him!! They loved walking all over him…literally!! Camye is doing what all my kids love to do me right now…when I am trying to get a fabulous picture of something they love to pop in like Camye did below…I have decided to stop fighting it and embrace it:)
LegoLand Grapevine, Texas
While we were visiting in Texas, we decided to head to a newly opened LegoLand in Grapevine, Texas. Blake, Camye and Paul are CRAZY about legos!! I have always heard how awesome LegoLands were so we thought we would try it out!! Above: Us getting on one of the rides!!
Paul with a Lego elephant…very cool!!!
New Family Photos
Lads to Leaders Nashville Convention 2011 Part 2
Lads to Leaders is the one of the best things I have ever done for my kids. I was never involved with church or wanting to bible studies when I was younger. My kids beg to practice their speeches/devos, beg to practice leading a song (which I cant do correctly), repeat our puppet script over and over and over and over again….which included Adam and Eve, Daniel and the Lions Den and Pharoah and the plagues. They know what the serpent said to Eve..word for word..they know Daniel’s prayer while in the den…word for word and the know all the plagues in order and what finally convinced Pharoah to release God’s people. They practice and practice their books of the bible. They are writing papers already for next on Will Work Till Jesus Comes. They become close with their christian friends. They memorize scripture. They cant wait to get to church.
While we were there, we heard a statistic, less than 25% percent of kids stay in the church yet 85% of kids involved in Lads to Leaders stay in the church and are active members. Chloe and Daddy…she cant possibly not ham it up for one photo!!
Blake holding his finalist trophy for Speech. He was in the top 6 for Boys Speech yet again, out of 24 boys!! He says HE WILL PLACE NEXT YEAR IN THE TOP THREE!!! I have no doubt he will!